This series presents an array of groundbreaking and distinctive perspectives on contemporary life as chronicled by some of America' s and Europe's most visionary non-fiction filmmakers.
POV Previous Broadcasts
The Return (Episode #2901H)
KQED 9: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law - one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Prop 36 marked the first time that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway. This program examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines - prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a pivotal moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California's experiment teach the nation? Official Selection of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
- KQED World: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
- KQED World: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Cutie and the Boxer (Episode #2811H)
KQED Life: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
View an Oscar-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit. This candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (Episode #2814)
KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
This stunning dissection of the persecution of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei explores how the government's attempts to silence him have backfired and turned him into an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights around the globe.
- KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
Fallen City (Episode #2706)
KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
In today's go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt - boasting new and improved civic amenities - in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as this film reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Bichuan to the new Bichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss - most strikingly the loss of children and grandchildren - and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation that no amount of propaganda can disguise. First-time director Zhao Qi offers an intimate look at a country torn between tradition and modernity.
- KQED World: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 2:00 AM